Thursday, November 28, 2013

Turkey Stearnes Should Not Be Eaten on Thanksgiving 11/28/13

Hey baseball fans!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have an amazing holiday. Anyway, I was looking at the nicknames for Hall of Famers and I found that one HoFer has the nickname (wouldn't you know it): Turkey. So, without further ado, here is a little bit about Norman Thomas "Turkey" Stearnes!

Norman acquired his unusual nickname at a young age because of his awkward running style, but still had a productive career that eventually ended with his Hall of Fame induction in 2000 via the Veterans Committee. He played with an abundance of Negro League teams from 1923-1940, but he most notably played for the Detroit Stars. Stearnes was one of the best sluggers in the Negro Leagues and had a lifetime .345 batting average. He led the Negro National League in homers six times and was said to have hit 183 career round-trippers. The five-time Negro League All Star was certainly one of the best and definitely belongs in the Hall of Fame.

Considering it is Thanksgiving, I want to thank all of my viewers for reading my stuff over the past year and a half. Without all of you, I would definitely not be the same person. Anyway, thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it and check back in a few days for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."


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